History Series / Tenko

22nd Mar '17 11:49:16 AM PurrElise
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Christina, of all people, in the reunion special.]]
12th Mar '17 8:20:28 PM Fireblood
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Played with: most of the time the women don't mention having to deal with their periods, but once or twice one of the younger prisoners will worry their periods have stopped due to malnutrition.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Played with: most {{Played with}}-most of the time the women don't mention having to deal with their periods, but once or twice one of the younger prisoners will worry their periods have stopped due to malnutrition.
12th Mar '17 4:23:49 PM PurrElise
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The make-up artists did their best to make the women look starved and overworked, but they all still look remarkably healthy under the paint.
12th Mar '17 4:17:02 PM PurrElise
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The make-up artists did their best to make the women look starved and overworked, but they all still look remarkably healthy under the paint.
12th Mar '17 4:13:18 PM PurrElise
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* AllWomenArePrudes: Averted. The women miss sex and intimacy keenly and [[spoiler: Maggie is ecstatic to jump into bed with a male prisoner when she and Dorothy encounter him on the road after the camps are freed.]]
12th Mar '17 4:11:00 PM PurrElise
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* GoodIsNotSoft: Marion tells [[spoiler: Verna quite clearly that if she doesn't start talking, she (Marion) will let the other women tear Verna to pieces for her betrayal.]]



* RealityEnsues: Happens all the time. Think someone will survive just because they're a main character or a child? Malnutrition, disease and PublicExecution would beg to differ.



* TimeSkip: Between seasons two and three.
* WhamEpisode: The [[spoiler: last episode of season two when the Allies bomb the camp.]]




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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Axis see the native resistance as terrorists while the Allies see them as freedom fighters.
12th Mar '17 3:46:45 PM PurrElise
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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler: Sister Ulrica, Blanche and Christina both return after multi-episode absences.]]
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: Nellie and Blanche both die this way.]]


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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: A lot of the Japanese speak this way, Yamauchi in particular.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Nellie, Sister Ulrica, Blanche and Christina all leave the show at different points.]]
* ARealManIsAKiller: The Japanese guards find it shameful to be given guard duty instead of being on the front lines killing enemy soldier.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beatrice gives an epic one to Domenica after the latter [[spoiler: lies to a reporter about their time in the camp.]]
* RedShirt: Various background women and guards die off throughout the series.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Maggie, [[spoiler: Blanche's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.]]


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* TheSmartGuy: Beatrice is probably the most intelligent and logical member of the camp.
* SmugSnake: Miss. Hasan as part of her HateSink status.
12th Mar '17 3:35:32 PM PurrElise
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* KillOffForReal: Many characters including [[spoiler: Blanche, Nellie, Rose, Verna, Miss. Hasan and Debbie.]]

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* KillOffForReal: KilledOffForReal: Many characters including [[spoiler: Blanche, Nellie, Rose, Verna, Miss. Hasan and Debbie.]]


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* TheMedic: Dr. Beatrice, Nurse Kate and Dr. Trier are the camp medics.
* MoodWhiplash: Happens InUniverse when [[spoiler: the women are sure Yamauchi has visited the camp to have them all executed...only to find out the war is over and they will soon be free.]]
* NiceGuy: Shinya is a very kind young guard who strikes up a heart warming friendship with Dorothy.


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* ParentalSubstitute: Sister Ulrica towards Dorothy.


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* PublicExecution: Happens a lot offscreen.


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* StayInTheKitchen: The attitude of the day which many male characters (and a few female) subscribe too. Characters like Joss and Blanche are quick to scorn it.
12th Mar '17 3:28:15 PM PurrElise
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* EvilCripple: Lt. Sato is [[spoiler: crippled in the bombing and has to walk with a crutch for the rest of his appearances.]]


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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Sister Ulrica is old enough to be Dorothy's mother but they still become very close friends.


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* KillOffForReal: Many characters including [[spoiler: Blanche, Nellie, Rose, Verna, Miss. Hasan and Debbie.]]


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* LargeHam: Miss. Hasan and Yamauchi are both hammy.
* TheLoad: Domenica with her constant stretcher hogging.
* MamaBear: All the women towards their children but especially Lillian, eventually going dark and leading to her SanitySlippage.


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* OhCrap: Plenty. Sato has a particularly good one [[spoiler: when the news breaks that the Japanese have surrendered. And again when several of the women corner him in his office ready for some revenge.]]
* PetTheDog: Yamauchi has many moments such as giving one of the women biscuits on her birthday and allowing Christina to take paper from his office for Marion's diary.
* SanitySlippage: The camp takes its toll on all the prisoners but Lillian gets this trope especially badly.
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